Art Buchwald, poker player, 1925-2007

by , Jan 22, 2007 | 8:26 am

We would be remiss not to acknowledge the passing of Art Buchwald, who died last week at age 81. The venerable semi-political humor columnist and pioneering pseudojournalist played an accomplished-rich-man’s version of a Batface home game on Martha’s Vineyard with Carl T. Rowan, David Brinkley, Jack Valenti, and Llewellyn Thompson, among others. He won no World Series bracelets but presumably loved and respected the game.

(And though he was a super-old-school journo, he was hip enough to announce his own death via internet video obit. How can any blogger not find that cool?)


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